National and International Fairs

The trade fair landscape is not only developing positively in Germany - caravanning fairs are also popular abroad.

Development of caravanning fairs in Germany

With a quarter of a million visitors in 2018, the CARAVAN SALON in Düsseldorf cemented its leading role among the caravanning trade fairs in Germany. 12 percent of the visitors came from abroad. The number of visitors reached a new all-time high, as did the net exhibition area and the number of exhibitors. International companies accounted for more than a third of this and occupied a good quarter of the exhibition space.

The second most important caravanning fair in Germany is the “CMT” in Stuttgart. At the world’s largest public trade fair for tourism and leisure, caravanning as well as other tourism themes will be presented. Around 110,000 people, i.e. just under half of the visitors, came to the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre primarily because of the caravanning offer.

The fairs “Reise/Camping” in Essen, CARAVANING HAMBURG as part of the “oohh!” in Hamburg, “abf” in Hanover, “Touristik & Caravaning” in Leipzig, “f.re.e” in Munich and “Freizeit, Touristik + Garten” in Nuremberg experienced successful events.

National Fairs 2018/2019

wdt_ID Fair Date Visitors 2018 Visitors 2019 Visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2018 Visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2019
1 CMT Stuttgart 13. – 21.1.2018
12. – 20.1.2019
11. – 19.1.2020
267.823 263.448 109.807 136.993
2 abf with B.I.G. Hannover 31.1. – 4.2.2018
30.1. – 3.2.2019
29.1. – 2.2.2020
90.553 94.742 26.260 27.475
3 oohh! Hamburg
(former REISEN HAMBURG)


7. – 11.2.20180
6. – 10.2.2019
5. – 9.2.2020
71.194 78.596 26.342 29.081
4 f.re.e München 21. – 25.2.2018
20. – 24.2.2019
19. – 23.2.2019
140.415 143.876 47.741 48.918
5 Reise/Camping Essen 21. – 25.2.2018
20. – 24.2.2019
26. - 1.3.2020
94.644 94.856 36.911 36.994
6 Freizeit, Touristik + Garten Nürnberg 22.2. – 4.3.2018
27.2. – 3.3.2019
26.3. – 1.3.2020
98.192 104.900 37.313 39.862
7 CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf 25.8. – 2.9.2018
30.8. – 8.9.2019
254.096 254.096
8 Touristik & Caravaning Leipzig (DE) 21. – 25.11.2018
21. – 25.11.2019
62.983 23.934

Development of the worldwide caravaning fairs

With a new record of over 250,000 visitors, CARAVAN SALON 2018 proved its outstanding position as the world’s most important caravanning trade fair. The net exhibition area grew as did the number of exhibitors. The international significance of the fair is underlined by the fact that around one third of the exhibitors come from abroad.

The majority of international caravanning fairs experienced a positive year in 2018. The “National RV Trade Show” in Louisville/USA took place in 2017 for the last time in its previous form.

The Australian trade fair landscape is regionally structured, with three regional events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney instead of one national trade fair.

International fairs 2018/2019

wdt_ID Fair Date Visitors 2018 Visitors 2019 Proportion of visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2018 Proportion of visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2019
1 Seoul International
Sports & Leisure
Industry Show
Seoul (KOR)
21. – 25.2.2018
28.2. – 3.3.2019
60.536
9 Tohoku Camping Car Show
Tohoku (JPN)
17. – 18.3.2018
16. – 17.3.2019
15.875
10 All in CARAVANING
Peking (CHN)
22. – 24.6.2018
14. – 16.6.2019
22.193
11 Scandinavian Caravan Show
Jönköping (SE)
5. – 9.9.2018
11. – 15.9.2019
34.502
12 Il Salone del Camper
Parma (IT)
8. – 16.9.2018
14. – 22.9.2019
127.451
13 Caravanmesse
Lilleström (NO)
13. – 16.9.2018
12. – 15.9.2019
13.289
14 Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs
Paris (FR)
29.9. – 7.10.2018
28.9. – 6.10.2019
91.629
15 Kampeer & Caravan
Utrecht (NL)
10. – 14.10.2018
9. – 13.10.2019
36.112
16 Caravan and Motorhome
Brüssel (BE)
11. – 15.10.2018
3. – 7.10.2019
22.000
17 Caravaning
Barcelona (ES)
12. – 21.10.2018
12. – 20.10.2019
62.727
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